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Monday, the 7th of September, by Becky Wiggins

How To Style A Modern Mullet

Mullets are one of the many trends coming back into style this year.

Mullets are one of the many trends coming back into style this year. The shaggy, layered look is a great way to change up your hair if you’re looking for something bold. While the cut is stylish and fun, it can often be tricky to figure out how to style it. This post will go through different techniques to go from a messy bedhead to a styled mullet.

1. Curl Defining Mousse

A curl defining mousse is an easy step to add to your routine to give your hair some more volume. Mullets work best on curly/wavy hair, but this product defines the multiple layers with texture and curls.  Apply the mousse to wet hair and use a scrunching motion to help define the curls. Any mousse will do the job, but the Wella Shockwaves Curls & Waves Mousse is a personal favourite!

Wella Shockwaves Curls & Waves Mousse, RRP £2.89


2. Backcombing

Backcombing, also known as teasing, is a really useful way to give your hair some volume. Backcombing is often used to create volume at the crown, but for a mullet you can also use this technique to give texture to the bottom of your hair.

This can be achieved by using a thin comb and brushing back your hair in sections from underneath. I do this mostly on the bottom section of my hair where the mullet is thinnest.

3. Bunches

This is one of my favourite ways to style a mullet, particularly on days where your hair isn’t co-operating! Whether you want to plait it or leave it in bunches, this look is so cute! I tend to leave the top of the mullet loose and shaggy, but you can also pin it back for a more put together look. Clear plastic bands are best for this, but normal hair ties work too!


4. Accessorise!

Accessories are an easy step to add something fun to your mullet and there are so many ways you can do this!

Bobby pins are useful to clip back the shaggy layers, but you can change this up by using some coloured clips! A pair of sunglasses are a simple accessory to put on top of your head to pull back some of the layers. If you’re having a bad hair day and your mullet isn’t working for you, a bandana or scarf over your head is a cute and fashionable way to cover it up!

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